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A Highly Pathogenic #Avian #H7N9 #Influenza Virus Isolated from A #Human Is Lethal in Some #Ferrets Infected via #Respiratory #Droplets (Cell Host Microbe, abstract)

Title : A Highly Pathogenic #Avian #H7N9 #Influenza Virus Isolated from A #Human Is Lethal in Some #Ferrets Infected via #Respiratory #Drop...

15 Jun 2017

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Belgium [three new #outbreaks] (#OIE, Jun 15 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Belgium [three new #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in Belgium.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds) H5N8, Belgium

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Information received on 15/06/2017 from Dr Jean-François Heymans, Director, Animal Health and Safety of Products of Animal Origin, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Bruxelles, Belgium

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event    22/05/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event    01/06/2017
    • Report date    15/06/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    15/06/2017
    • Reason for notification    Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    28/03/2017
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 3
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Killed and disposed of – Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 101    - 45    - 45    - 56    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 44.55%    - 44.55%    - 100.00%    - 100.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Contact with wild species

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Wild Birds; Belgium.

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